how do I back up Microsoft Outlook data file?



Adrian
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Hi,

I am having trouble to back up the outlook data file (.pst). I used Nero
Express to copy the file onto the DVD rom. But when I test it, I first copy
into the desktop and make sure it's not read only, then open it with
outlook, but the error message pops up and say "The file doesn't look like a
outlook data file".

I did make sure that outlook program was closed before I did the backup, but
it still doesn't work. Why is that? Is there a special way to backup the
file? Thanks in advance.

Adrian

TaurArian
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=287070
OL2002: How to Back Up, Restore, or Move Outlook Data
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8B081F3A-B7D0-4B16-B8AF-5A6322F4FD01&displaylang=en
or http://tinyurl.com/oh4l
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98 Second Edition,
Windows ME, Windows XP
This download works with the following Office applications:
Outlook 2000 to Outlook 2003


"Adrian" <a@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e2DIMT3XFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I am having trouble to back up the outlook data file (.pst). I used Nero
> Express to copy the file onto the DVD rom. But when I test it, I first copy
> into the desktop and make sure it's not read only, then open it with
> outlook, but the error message pops up and say "The file doesn't look like a
> outlook data file".
>
> I did make sure that outlook program was closed before I did the backup, but
> it still doesn't work. Why is that? Is there a special way to backup the
> file? Thanks in advance.
>
> Adrian
>
>


how do I back up Microsoft Outlook data file?